block Hunt Irrigation Updates

Water Facts

  • It takes 2,072 gallons of water to manufacture 4 new tires.
  • The average household uses 107,000 gallons of water, which does not include your sprinkler system.
Snow Outhouse

Spring has Sprung and it is time to start thinking about getting your underground sprinkler system up and running for the 2011 season. Your system has sat dormant all winter and now is the time to turn it on and tune it up.

The professionals at Hunt Irrigation, The Water Smart Company, have developed the following checklist for bringing your sprinkler system out of hibernation.

  • Purge all manual drain valves, then turn to the "closed" position before pressurizing the system
  • Turn on the main system water valve slowly and allow the water to fill the pipes gradually
  • After the system has been pressurized inspect the mainline and backflow device for winter damage
  • Manually activate each zone valve from the controller to make sure the zone is operating electronically.
  • Check the operating pressure on each zone. (low pressure indicates a line break or missing sprinkler)
  • Check for proper rotation of sprinkler heads and adjust accordingly for adequate coverage.
  • Check and clean all nozzles to ensure proper coverage
  • Reprogram the controller for the Spring watering season
  • (controller should be adjusted at least 3 times per season)
  • Replace the controller back-up battery if necessary.
  • Inspect and test rain sensor to ensure it is operating correctly and set to the proper level
  • Flush and clean any in-line filters for drip irrigation zones.

Call the Service Experts at Hunt Irrigation TODAY to schedule your Spring Start-up 402.438.8151

Once we have turned your system on and tuned it up, you may want to think about updating your system with some of the latest water conservation products to help save you money during the 2011 season and into the future. Here are just a few suggestions:

Rain Sensor

There's nothing more embarrassing, more wasteful or more costly, than an irrigation system that runs when it doesn't have to...in the rain. Mini-Clik® provides the simplest, most effective way to prevent sprinklers from turning on during or after precipitation. It easily installs on any automatic irrigation system, then shuts sprinklers off in a storm and keeps them off, automatically compensating for the amount of rainfall that occurred.

Solar Sync

If we installed your system and you have a Hunter Controller this module simply piggy backs onto your existing controller and automatically adjusts your sprinkler's run times everyday. This means that whatever the weather is doing outside, your controller knows and only applies as much water as your lawn and landscape needs. If we did not install your system, no worries. We can simply upgrade your existing controller and add the Solar Sync at the same time.

Pressure Regulated Spray Heads

Pressure Regulated Spray Heads are like the Prius of spray heads. These spray heads operate at the optimal 30psi that all spray heads should operate at. By reducing the water pressure at the spray head, these ultra efficient components will use 30% less water to do the same job as your existing spray heads.

Hunt Irrigation, Inc. Your Backflow Experts

RPZ 009m2qt Backflow Preventer

The City of Lincoln and Lancaster County require all commercial buildings to be separated from the municipal drinking water supply by a backflow prevention device. The ordinance also states that these devices must be tested annually. This is where the backflow experts at Hunt Irrigation, Inc. come in. Jeremy and Tyler are Grade 6 State Certified backflow testers. Whether you have a backflow that has that pesky drip, or it is time for its annual maintenance, Hunt Irrigation is here for you. Give Jennifer a call today at (402) 438.8151 to schedule your annual maintenance. To find out more about backflow prevention Click Here.